Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

First Year Theatre Courses


THTR 1000
THTR 1000
Theatre Appreciation: From Page to Stage (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
VISU
This course is designed to enhance students' understanding and appreciation of today's theatre. Students read contemporary scripts selected from the current season of Western Canada Theatre and Actors Workshop Theatre, watch film versions of plays and attend live theatre performances.
THTR 1100
THTR 1100
Introduction to Theatre 1 (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
VISU
A lecture and discussion-oriented course designed to acquaint students with the various aspects of the theatrical process such as acting, playwrighting, directing and designing. Students discuss theatre history, theory and criticism. Students are required to participate in practical projects and expected to attend local professional theatre productions.
THTR 1200
THTR 1200
Introduction to Theatre 2 (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
VISU
Continuing from THTR 1100, this lecture and discussion-oriented course is designed to further explore the various aspects of the theatrical process such as acting, playwrighting, directing and designing. Students continue an in-depth discussion of theatre history, theory and criticism. Students are required to participate in practical projects and expected to attend local professional theatre productions.
Prerequisite: THTR 1100, or permission of the instructor
THTR 1110
THTR 1110
Introduction to Acting (3,1,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
VISU
This is a performance-oriented course designed to help students develop the basic requirements necessary for a dramatic presentation. The course focuses on stage movement, vocal training, improvisation, character development and portrayal.
THTR 1210
THTR 1210
Introduction to Acting 2 (3,1,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
VISU
A continuation of the work begun in THTR 1110, this course focuses on the analysis and development of character portrayal. An emphasis is placed on students working with a script and studying the actor's role in the performance situation.
Prerequisite: THTR 1110 or instructor's written consent
THTR 1500
THTR 1500
Play Production 1 (1,0,8P)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
VISU
This course is designed for students who have auditioned and been cast in a TRU Actor's Workshop stage production. Students rehearse and perform, for public presentation, the play that is staged in the appropriate semester.
Prerequisite: Successful audition for a TRU Actor's Workshop Production